Pompeii take-away delights archaeologists

Archaeologists who partly unearthed a Roman take-away in Pompeii in 2019, have shared more information as they continue to work on the spot. This “snack bar” is not unique, for Pompeii had over one hundred of them. What does delight archaeologists: the shop is fairly complete and unlike at other ‘take-away’ shops, its frescoes are preserved.

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The Hague Mauritshuis: revisiting George Stubbs

If you follow this blog, you know a small but fascinating exhibition on George Stubbs opened at the The Hague Mauritshuis in February. “The Man, The Horse, The Obsession” was to close on 31st of May 2020? COVID19 intervened and the exhibition will now close 30th of August 2020.

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The spot van Gogh used for his last painting

The Amsterdam van Gogh Museum revealed the likely spot where Vincent van Gogh worked on his last painting. This painting of tree roots was started the day he tried to kill himself and was never finished. The work is in the museum’s collection and regularly exhibited.

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Museums: some opened, others remain closed

In some European countries, museums are open again. In Germany, it depends on policies of individual states, but quite a few museums are open. Luxembourg is taking things step by step. In Belgium, many museums reopened per Monday or Tuesday 19th of May. The Netherlands follows its neighbours: most museums reopen per June 2020.

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